- Feb 25, 2014
It was given....and VAR didn’t overturn it.Like all penalties, it is one if it’s given. Whether it should be is where the debate comes in.
I don’t think VAR would have overturned the refs decision if he said No Penalty. “Soft”, in this case, means minimal contact, debatable impact of contact, borderline decision, also in a position where a goal or clear chance was nowhere close.